NAPNAP Brings Together Pediatric Health Care Leaders in Denver for 45th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care - NAPNAP

NAPNAP Brings Together Pediatric Health Care Leaders in Denver for 45th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care

NAPNAP Brings Together Pediatric Health Care Leaders in Denver for 45th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is bringing together experts in pediatrics and advocates for children from around the country at the 45th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care in Denver on March 13-16. As the Leader in Pediatric Education for Nurse Practitioners®, NAPNAP is proud to offer more than 80 expert-led evidence-based sessions, workshops, and poster presentations throughout the conference to meet the educational and professional needs of conference participants on key topics in pediatric primary, acute and specialty care.

“With ongoing pediatric health concerns ranging from developmental and behavioral health to infectious disease outbreaks, it is important that NAPNAP provide advanced practice nurses with the opportunity to convene and share expertise and experiences to broaden our knowledge and clinical skills,” said NAPNAP President Regena Spratling, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP-PC, FAANP, FAAN. “At NAPNAP’s national conference, we come together with a shared purpose of learning and networking to ultimately improve health outcomes for the millions of infants, children, adolescents and young adults we care for in communities across the country.”

Conference highlights to note:

Improving Access to Mental Health Care in Rural Youth presented by Jennifer Marr, DNP, APRN, CNP, PNP-C and Kelsey McCollum, BSN. Attendees will learn to identify the current prevalence of mental and behavioral health concerns among youth and examine the long-term mental and behavioral health concerns on pediatric health.
Is it Just a Picky Eater, Behavioral Food Opposition or ARFID? presented by Christine Nelson-Tuttle, DNS, APRN, PNP-BC. This presentation will assist providers in obtaining a useful “feeding and eating” history and other helpful diagnostic criteria to determine an accurate diagnosis.
It Isn’t Just Experimenting Anymore: The Landscape of Substance Use in Youth presented by Angela Nash, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS. Pediatric-focused APRNs will be provided with the most recent information on substances youth are consuming, the methods they use to obtain and ingest them, and present effective communication strategies for making a difference for youth who use.
Concussion State of the Science: Evidence & Tools from the 6th International Concussion in Sport Meeting presented by Traci Snedden, PhD, RN, CPNP, CNE, FNAP. Participants will learn the latest evidence-based knowledge, spanning the spectrum of concussion from definition to initial management, treatment, return to play, and school protocols and prevention.

National Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week coincides with NAPNAP’s national conference. This week-long celebration honors the thousands of pediatric nurse practitioners who work on the front lines of diagnosing, prescribing, and treating children in primary, acute, and specialty settings during millions of patient interactions each year. Dr. Spratling shared that “celebrating PNP Week is a perfect time to recognize the dedicated individuals in our profession and recognize why the nurse practitioner profession was awarded the No. 1 spot for best health care jobs of 2024.”

Along with the vast educational and professional development opportunities at the national conference, NAPNAP will present its annual awards. Among the various awards being given this year are the Loretta C. Ford Distinguished Fellow Award and the NAPNAP Leader Award.

For more information on the 45th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, visit the NAPNAP website.

March 11, 2024

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